Giant Squid

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It wasn't until 2012 that we first saw a photograph of a giant squid in its natural world.  Even though they are the size of a whale or a bus, they had stayed hidden out of sight for hundreds of years.  How did something whose eyes are the size of soccer balls manage to elude us for that long?

This dramatically illustrated book is a tremendous opportunity to capture the attention of children who maybe don't even like to be read to.  They are bored by the typical bedtime story.  Well, bust this book out and you'll have surprise them with something really special.  

Get up close and personal with a giant squid. What do we know about it?  Watch as it defends itself so uniquely against predators.  Imagine what it would be like to be swimming in the enormous ocean and suddenly to come upon this beautiful, intelligent creature from the deep.

This is a Robert F.  Sibert Informational Honor Book 2016  announced in January 2017. 


978-1596435995   40 pages  Ages 5-10

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,


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